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Birch Family Services - Long Island City Early Childhood Center


The Long Island City Early Childhood Center is a vibrant, community program located in Long Island City that serves three- to five-year-old multi-cultural and multi-lingual children with special education needs. Its classrooms utilize techniques such as structured teaching, visual communication systems, developmentally appropriate practices, and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support [PBIS] framework.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is one of the world’s largest providers of top-quality, evidence-based autism treatment, effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With both domestic and international reach, CARD touches the lives of thousands of individuals affected by ASD and their families. Through a network of highly trained behavior analysts, behavior technicians, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs, which lead to success and, in some cases, recovery.

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is widely regarded as the most effective treatment for people with ASD. Over the past 40 years, hundreds of research studies have documented its effectiveness, and today ABA is the only treatment for ASD with empirical evidence that has been shown to produce significant, long-term improvement.

Commonwealth Learning Center


Commonwealth Learning Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides 1-to-1 tutoring and educational evaluation services to students in grades K-12. They specialize in working with individuals who learn differently, including those with dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges.

Instructors create a customized plan to meet the specific needs of each student and continually adjust their teaching style to suit the learner. Programs offered include (but are not limited to): 

  • Reading (Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading System, Project Read Reading Comprehension, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Programming, Nancibell Visualizing & Verbalizing)
  • Writing (Project Read Written Expression)
  • Math (TouchMath)
  • Study Skills and Academic Support
  • Test Preparation (SAT, SSAT, ISEE, MCAS, GED).

Flexible daytime and evening scheduling is available, as is financial aid for those who qualify.